"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Monday, January 10, 2011

Dagi's sampler wall - Minerva

I have finished the first sampler for Dagi's sampler wall. I am making a wall of little cat samplers this year. The first is from this book from The Goode Huswife which you can see in this previous entry. Oh and a photo of my adorable little man Dagi himself! *grins*

I started this last Thursday and hated the color of the cat so I ripped it back out again and started over. I changed the colors to DMC 3032 and 3781 for the cat creating one that looked like Dagi. Dagi is a Mandarin cat which is a half long haired Siamese and his color is lilac tabby ticked. When he was a kitten you could see little bits of stripes on his fur which fadded as he grew. Okay, okay...I know the color is lilac but there is nothing purplish about my little man. He is a beige color actually. I am thinking about changing more of the cats to look like him as I go along.

Used for this sampler...
Zweigart Autumn Fields 28 count stitched 2/2
DMC 3032, 3781, 3045, 3012 and 3371

In the meantime, I also started pulling thread for the next cat sampler from the book called S. Claws. I have to start searching for frames now as I finish these. They are all small samplers so it might not be easy to find frames for them. I have to start looking around. Humm...an excuse to shop?

Note: I call Dagi my little man since he has such a big personality. He is really a little human with fur.

33 comments:

Nancy said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, very cute. Dagi will just love having a wall in his honor. After all, he is a king. Just ask him. I hear him as we are talking today. He is really talking to you two.
Take care of you voice now and eat the meal I LOVE.
Hugs and Kisses, Mom
PS: You win, I kept knitting the project.

Mad about Craft said...

Very cute cat!

DonnaTN said...

At wall of cat samplers for Dagi is such a neat idea and personalization of the cats will make it even more special.

Quilt Hollow said...

Just love kitties and will enjoy watching your progress. Dagi is amazing! He looks like a mini cougar! (a just had to go back and see him again) Bet he is a real lover.

Susan in SC said...

Oh Heidi! You KNOW this is my favorite thing that I have seen you stitch this year!! I may just have to join you in stitching a wall of cat samplers!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your finish! Dagi is just adorable as you've stitched him.

samovar said...

"winter comes gently" is a danybrod's design. She creates very nice works with sweet colors.
Congratulations from France;

Sonja said...

Dear Heidi, I see you found your stitching spirit again! Joepie. It means you are feeling more and more at home in your new home. And your blogging spirit is back to!! Great!!!

Harmien said...

Oooh, wat een leuk patroon!!! Dat zal prachtig staan. Dagi is ongetwijfeld erg tevreden... LOL!!

Rhona said...

A wall full of cat samplers sounds wonderful and I love the fact that you changed the colours, that's the great things about cross stitching, you can change the colours to whatever you want!

Mary said...

I love the kitty! And what a neat idea to do a wall full of them this year. Can't wait to see which ones you stitch.

Christine said...

Your cat sampler wall will look wonderful, you'll have to get Dagi to pose for a photo in front of each sampler as they are finished

Kathy said...

Dagi is such a handsome cat that he serserves his own wall. And I think you are off to a fabulous start. I love that you are going to try and change the colors of the cats in your sampler to be a closer match to Dagi. (I did that one many pieces I stitched for my Mom's cat.)

Great finish.

Elaine said...

Cute finish!

angelasweby said...

Heidi,
That's so lovely :>) You really are quick off the mark. I can't wait to see the others. I wonder how Dagi will feel as his wall of fame grows - I expect he will think it's a well deserved accolade :>)
Angela xx

Catherine said...

Cute finish!

Deborah said...

Beautiful finish!

Carol said...

Your Dagi stitching is darling, Heidi--love the color changes you made, too :)

mainely stitching said...

Love your choice of project, and your adaptations are fabulous!

Linda said...

Heidi, how neat for Dagi to have is own wall...he is a very special kitty. Love the finish and thread changes...hugs, Linda

Pondside said...

I've done that too - ripped something out because it isn't right. I'm always ripping out faces and hands (doesn't that sound terrible?) because I have a hard time getting the colours right.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Your cat finish is so cute. Love the next one you're going to start too.

Jenny said...

What a darling sampler! I can see Dagi smiling and hear him purring all the way across the ocean....grins....It is such a great idea to make a wall for the " people in fur" in our lives. Keep up the good work...this sampler wall is a great idea. I am looking forward to seeing more kitties soon. Hugs from CA.

Margaret said...

Absolutely adorable Heidi. What a fab idea to make a sampler wall for Dagi. I can hardly wait to see all the wonderful designs you will be stitching for him.

Ginny said...

Love it! Dagi is a lucky kitty!!

Barb said...

I think Dagi needs a dance all of his own Heidi,hes adorable. I love the finish too, I would love a wall of cats and a real one too,but I don't think the Ollie dog would approve.
You inspire us all, Winter comes Gently is being stitched at the moment! That was a lovely design by Danybrod -thanks for giving us the link.
Hugs

Barb said...

I think Dagi needs a dance all of his own Heidi,hes adorable. I love the finish too, I would love a wall of cats and a real one too,but I don't think the Ollie dog would approve.
You inspire us all, Winter comes Gently is being stitched at the moment! That was a lovely design by Danybrod -thanks for giving us the link.
Hugs

Anonymous said...

Heidi welke wand wordt "de Dagi-muur",langs de trap omhoog of in de studio? Dan kun je nog wel even vooruit want daar is veel ruimte.
Dat wordt veel Dagi-pratonen zoeken.Ziet er erg leuk uit hoor.

Liefs en hugs, Bep.

Joni said...

Adorable, just like Dagi! I hope Tootsie (my cat) doesn't get wind of this sampler wall or she might decide she needs one, too!

Siobhan said...

What a neat idea to do a sampler wall for Dagi!! I have been wanting to do Dutch Beauty for Duffy. I need to get some of my bigger WIPs fnished so that I can start it w/o feeling bad.

I'm waaaay behind on commenting and reading, so it was fun to catch up on all your posts and see your beautiful projects. I love the pillow for the couch! One of the LNS gals (in Pennsylvania) did a bunch of pillows for her deacon's bench that she has in her hallway. I've always wanted to do the same--though I'd need the bench and a place to put it! ;)

Happy new year to you & your DH!

Willy said...

Leuk is ie.
Goed dat je de kleuren naar je zin aanpaste.
Groetjes

Kaaren said...

I've been a little remiss with my blog reading and commenting. I just love the projects you've been working on, especially the cat sampler. Imagine...a sampler wall for Dagi. He must be a really special pet...but then again all pets are special.

Lisa said...

I do love your cat sampler, the colours are really nice